Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested yesterday four days after killing George Floyd. While many wanted Chauvin to face the fullest extent of the law for his racist and senseless murder of Floyd, Chauvin was only hit with a third-degree murder charge and a second-degree manslaughter charge.
The third degree murder and manslaughter charges sparked outrage with people feeling as if first degree would have been more appropriate.
On Friday night, Beyonce took to instagram to push for justice and get more charges filed on Chauvin and the three other police officers that were complicit in Floyd’s murder.
“We need justice for George Floyd,” Beyoncé says. “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now. No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.
“George is all of our family, and humanity,” she continues. “He’s our family because he’s a fellow American. There have been too many times that we’ve seen these violent killings, and no consequences. Yes, someone’s been charged, but justice is far from being achieved. Please sign the petition and continue to pray for peace, compassion and healing for our country.”
Beyonce then asks people to sign a petition that will bring more charges to the officers involved in Floyd’s murder. The link Bey provides leads directly to her website where you can sign the petition.